Jericho rebrands for the future

The Jericho Foundation is rebranding and will in future be known simply as ‘Jericho.’ The rebrand has been undertaken to reflect the changes that have taken place within the organisation over recent years, changes which have made Jericho one of the UK’s most innovative, successful and effective social enterprise charities. Established in 1993 and built … Read more Jericho rebrands for the future

National landmark to answered prayer granted planning permission

Planning permission has been granted for a new national landmark to answered prayer in Coleshill, to the east of Birmingham. The news was released in several national newspapers on Sunday 13 September. It is intended that building work commence in Spring 2021, with completion in late 2022. When opened, the ‘Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer’ … Read more National landmark to answered prayer granted planning permission

Refugee awareness and befriender training

‘Restore’ is offering free online training to anyone interested in discovering more about refugee issues, or volunteering as a befriender. Restore is a project of Birmingham Churches Together, which aims to welcome, include and assist the integration of refugees and those seeking sanctuary from persecution. Restore works to achieve this through befriending, social activities, equipping … Read more Refugee awareness and befriender training

Statements following the stabbings over the weekend

A series of stabbings took place in the City Centre in the early hours of Sunday morning, as a result of which one person died and seven others were seriously injured. Following the incident, the Most Revd Bernard Longley (Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham) and the Right Revd David Urquhart (Anglican Bishop of Birmingham), issued … Read more Statements following the stabbings over the weekend

Churches Together in England celebrates 30 years

Today ‘Churches Together in England‘ celebrates its 30th birthday! Its Inaugural Service took place at 12 noon on Saturday 1 September 1990 at St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Southwark. At the service, 19 senior Church Leaders signed the Basis and Commitment to the new ecumenical journey. The statement read, ‘Churches Together in England unites in … Read more Churches Together in England celebrates 30 years

Revisiting Genesis: New Angles on Old Stories

Between 17 September and 18 November, Dr Ann Conway-Jones will lead a course entitled ‘Revisiting Genesis: New Angles on Old Stories.’ The course comprises live discussion sessions, written and visual material, a private discussion forum and individual reflection. The five live sessions will take place via Zoom fortnightly between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, beginning on Tuesday … Read more Revisiting Genesis: New Angles on Old Stories

Betel UK’s new headquarters in Aston

Throughout the recent lockdown, work has continued on a new multi-purpose venue called ‘Anchor Point‘ in Chester Street, Aston. The former magazine distribution warehouse is to house a range of social enterprises, an arts performance suite, a dance studio, conference and meeting facilities, a community outreach centre, a cafe with soft-play area and a resource … Read more Betel UK’s new headquarters in Aston

Online ‘Justice and Peace’ Assembly

The Birmingham Archdiocesen Justice & Peace Assembly 2020 will take place online, consisting of three one-hour evening sessions, plus Evening Prayer to conclude the virtual gathering. The 7.30pm weekday evening sessions will take place on Monday 28 September, Wednesday 30 September and Friday 2 October. Evening Prayer will be led by Archbishop Bernard Longley at … Read more Online ‘Justice and Peace’ Assembly